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Work 2(V-2)
1964

SAITO Yoshishige (Tokyo/1904-)
oil on plywood relief 182.0x121.4cm

Saito Yoshishige entered relief-like works in a pre-war Nikaten exhibition, but since it was neither sculpture nor painting, the work was rejected. This "Work 2" is a flat work in which two layers, a lower layer of white painted board and an upper layer of red painted board, are combined in a bonded board relief work. Saito's work is frequently called "anti-art." And yet the term "anti" does not simply mean rejection. His paintings are constructed from the fundamental elements, the root qualities, that make up what we call paintings.

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